Early UK moths

Roger C. KENDRICK kendrick at hkusua.hku.hk
Tue May 6 08:10:19 EDT 1997

Andrew Wood wrote:
> I thought it might be interesting to compare data ...
> Moths, too, continue to appear early e.g. ... Lime Hawk Moth (Mimas tiliae)(1 May),....

Mimas tiliae is, in my experience, always the first Sphingid to show in
the U.K., with a typical year yielding sightings from mid April until
the end of June.  That the BENHS field meeting produced three species »
is « unusual, even for such a good site as Warburg (where I've trapped
at the end of May, only seeing two or three Sphingid spp., but six or
seven by early June).

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